We’re searching for the ‘wily beast’ at the heart of each firm, and have carefully selected this year’s finalists based on business proposition, market strategy, technological solutions and understanding of customer needs.
Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
White Bull Summits (http://www.whitebull.com), champions of European innovation, today announced the sixty finalists for the 2012 Bully Award honouring Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. Thirteen Swedish companies topped the list as finalists for the prestigious award, followed by Finland with seven finalists, and Denmark, the United Kingdom and Spain, each with six companies represented as finalists. The deserving finalists were selected from a pool of entries that included hundreds of nominated European TMT companies. A complete list of the 2012 White Bull Summits Bully Award finalists may be viewed at http://whitebull.com/latest/meet-our-2012-bully-award-finalists.
“We’re pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Bully Awards honouring Europe’s elite TMT companies. This year’s finalists were selected on the basis of excellence in innovation, the promise of growth, and the potential to weather the changes and challenges inherent in the TMT sector,” said Farley Duvall, Founder and CEO of White Bull Summits. “The Nordic applicants were incredibly strong this year - a clear indication of the kind of innovation coming out of the region.”
Sweden topped the list of honoured finalists with 13 companies represented, followed by Finland with seven companies, and Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom with six companies represented. The remaining European countries and finalist companies represented include: Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland and France with three companies each, Belgium with two companies, and Germany, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Russia, Greece, and Israel, each with one company represented.
The finalists fall into three categories:
- Yearlings: firms that seek or have received angel/seed rounds or equivalent; classic start-ups
- Young Bulls: firms that seek or have received Series A financing; early stage companies
- Longhorns: post Series A firms; growth stage companies
“We’re searching for the ‘wily beast’ at the heart of each firm, and have carefully selected this year’s finalists based on business proposition, market strategy, technological solutions and understanding of customer needs,” added Duvall.
White Bull Summits conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 Bully Awards finalist list. Thirty winners (ten winners per category) will be announced live at the third annual, invitation-only White Bull Summit 2012, Pathways to Exit event in Barcelona on October 3, 2012. For more information or to request an invitation, please visit http://www.whitebull.com.
About White Bull Summits
White Bull Summits celebrates and champions European innovation. White Bull’s aim is not simply to produce events; White Bull is here to help companies succeed. Built upon the extensive knowledge and network of its founders and advisers, and in the spirit of the “wily beast” that lives inside all successful businesses, White Bull offers a community that brings together the best and the brightest – Europe’s top technology and media leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and visionaries. White Bull will respond to the needs and wants of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector, while providing a forum for ongoing discussion. For more information, please visit White Bull at http://www.whitebull.com, like us on Facebook, or follow White Bull on Twitter @whitebullsummit.